Neuschwanstein Castle is a 4.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 233 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

historic site

The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. It hosts over a million visitors a year and has been open to the public since 1886. The castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace that sits above the village of Hohenschwangau. Tickets can be purchased before you arrive or on the same day at the ticket office in the village of Hohenschwangau. A guided tour is required and costs 12 euros for adults and is free for children under 18.

hiking
1 day ago

So crowded. Go past Mary’s bridge and continue hiking. Crowds lighten and you get an amazing view of the castle

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10 days ago

Extremely crowded up to the bridge, but worth the view if you stick it out past to the rocky outcrops.

hiking
1 month ago

as others have said, try to find other trails to bypass the paved path. there is a trail that you can take that spits you out about 3/4's of the way up the trail that is very steep but fun.

2 months ago

in terms of potential, its great...awesome views, and ofcourse the castle...BUT, all the tourists! Line to see the bridge was approx 90min. If you take the paved road to the top, you will experience heavy human traffic and many landmines swarming with flies left behind by all the horse carriages...I will go back, to explore other trails and trails nearby, but my advice is to stay away from the paved road and rather use AllTrails and find secondary paths (that seems to be used by folks riding their mountain bikes).

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

beautiful views! Even in the winter this is worth the trip!

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7 months ago

Beautiful castle!

11 months ago

Beautiful historical in great nature’s environment. Visited twice.

walking
11 months ago

Fun and interesting place to explore. Went past the castle to the bridge. I hope to post pics.

hiking
Friday, June 15, 2018

Took the horse and buggy up (wouldn't recommend sitting in the first seat behind the horse with driver). We rode up but walked down. Lots of tourists, didn't make the latter leg with the bridge. Overall a must see.

hiking
Thursday, May 17, 2018

So awesome to visit this place again!! One of Germany most popular place to visit!!

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10 months ago

recorded Neuschwanstein trail

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10 months ago

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

recorded Castle Out-and-Back

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

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